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Bad: Shuts its self down, poor battery life
Comment: Only had this phone for a couple of weeks. The only problems i have found so far is the battery life is poor have to re charge it every night, cant hear it ringing in my pockets even though the sound is on the highest setting and it keeps shutting itself off.
Good: Latest update fixes all problems
Bad: Mediocre Camera
Comment: I got this phone in December 2012 and noticed some of the problems that other users have mentioned, particularly the really annoying 'switching itself off' problem. I was about to take it back for a refund when I discovered a software update which cured this problem and several other niggles. Since then, a new update (2.3.7 Update 7) has fixed everything else and I am now absolutely delighted with the phone. Every app I have downloaded works perfectly, unlike on some friends' much more expensive phones . Battery life is good, lasting well over a week switched on with light use. Even on a 6-hour hike with GPS constantly running, it only lost 20% of battery. At £45 (Tesco) this is an absolute bargain and does everything I want. The only downside is the camera which takes rather grey-looking pictures.
Good: Tactile, sturdy, tough, good touchscreen, responsive, SD port
Bad: Freezes sometimes, shuts itself down occasionally, terrible (and non-expandable) internal storage
Comment: This is a great phone for new smartphone users and okay for intermediate users, but its flaws can often annoy and frustrate users very quickly if they`re used to faster and better stocked phones.
Good: Tactile, small and good screen touch.
Bad: Phone freezes consantly, Battery life
Comment: The phone has a very poor ring IE cannot hear it ring when in pocket although it is set on the highest settings. Keeps freezing so dismantle on a regular basis.
Bad: insufficient internal storage
Comment: This would have been a decent entry-level handset, had it not had so insufficient internal storage. I find the display and responsiveness OK, and since I’m not a heavy user, I can normally go for more than two days on the battery. My dislike for typing on-screen aside, I’d be happy with this phone for some time to come if I could actually install something on it, besides only a handful of tiny apps I did manage to squeeze in.
You can’t even fit updates to all the ‘factory’ apps into that space. None of the ‘factory’ apps allows installation onto the SD card, so you have to keep some of them un-updated (as is the case with the ‘enormous’ update to G+ app).
Vodafone Smart II will show to an Android newcomer what could be done with Android, if only the phone actually had enough storage. Within days or weeks at most, one will realize that to use what Android has to offer, one just needs another device.
Good: . quite alot
Bad: .no cases for ti
Comment: the phone has very good desplay and has very good interface and great gaming
Good: Small Well built Some nice widgets Responsive screen
Bad: Poor screen visibility outdoors Disappointing battery Limited video shooting
Comment: We liked
The build quality is good. This is a solid handset that should take the knocks well.
The screen responsiveness is great, too. We can find that budget handsets don't respond well to taps, sweeps and swipes, but that criticism can't be levelled here.
Video shooting is limited to a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, and we found videos could be jerky and generally poor quality.
There's no smart dialling, which seems to us to be a tragic oversight.
The battery life is one of the poorer we've seen from a smartphone, and oddly it seems to be worse than that of the original Vodafone Smart.
Vodafone is clearly keen on its Smart line, and wants to build it. The starting point of the original Smart certainly gave plenty of scope, but Vodafone hasn't grasped the nettle very forcefully here. Any updated phone whose battery life is worse than its predecessor is asking for trouble in a review.
The Vodafone Smart 2 doesn't deliver enough bang for your buck, in our view - and there are better handsets out there for the budget level.
Bad: see litany below
Comment: Don't buy this phone!! I'm taking mine back. This is my second Smart 2 and it has the same problems. (1) Most annoying is that it just freezes, most often after it has been charging, but other times as well. Only fix is to remove battery and replace it -- then it seems to lose some settings. (2) The keyboard touch is much too fiddly and inconsistent depending where on the screen you are touching -- I make frequent mistakes. (3) Battery life is very poor. (4) Even on full brightness, the screen can be hard to see outdoors.
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